Saturday, September 04, 2004

Monorail News, 4 Sep 2004

Monorail still as holiday crowd arrives (Las Vegas Review-Journal) - Although tourists such as Fogle seemed to shrug off the monorail loss, system officials concede the rail line is suffering a black eye with its extended shutdown into Labor Day weekend, one of the year's busiest getaway holidays. The monorail, closed since a wheel fell from a train Wednesday morning, is almost certain to stay shuttered today. When it might resume service is a day-to-day decision. Officials say they won't pile people back on board until they are sure the system is safe.

Light Rail News, 4 Sep 2004

Hoboken, Weehawken light rail stations to open Tuesday (Jersey City Reporter) - After years of planning, the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail is about to wrap its way around Hoboken's west side and into Weehawken. The Hudson Bergen Light Rail system will then have 20 stations in operation running from 22nd street in Bayonne to Weehawken. The new segment from the Hoboken Terminal to Weehawken is approximately 2.6 miles long.

Thursday, September 02, 2004

Monorail News, 2 Sep 2004

Las Vegas monorail shuts down in midst of trade show hubbub (Las Vegas Review-Journal) - The Las Vegas Monorail took a pratfall on its biggest stage to date Wednesday when a tire fell from one of its trains, leading to a systemwide shutdown during one of the valley's largest annual conventions. Monorail officials were waiting until today to decide when to reopen the 4.4-mile system, after getting a second opinion on why a 20-inch, 60-pound rubber tire broke off a train around 8 a.m.

Vegas Monorail shut down after wheel falls off (CNN) - The $650 million Las Vegas Monorail was shut down Wednesday after a mechanical problem caused a wheel to come off one of the cars, a company spokesman said.